Dec 31, 2011

Week 5 Recap/New Power Rankings

Clark Cougars- Hughes Holiday Tournament Champions
Two junior prospects proved to be worthy of the hype as they turned in monster performances out of town while some great local action, led by the Turpin @ Walnut Hills thriller, also highlight the week that was….

Week Five Top Performers

·         Devin Williams- ’13 Withrow PF: Williams went to Michigan and turned in two MVP performances, and the game winning basket in third game, as Withrow went 3-0. For the tourney Williams averaged 25.0 points while shooting over 65% from the field and grabbing 12.3 rebounds a game. 
·         Joshua Davenport- ’13 Moeller SF: Davenport had scoring games of 20, 21, and 30 in three games in Florida, two of them ending in Moeller wins. Josh also shot over 60% from the field.
Withrow PF Devin Williams
·         Max Hassell- ’12 Clark PG: The emerging prospect led his team to two wins, and the championship, at the Hughes Holiday tournament by averaging 24.0 points per game. 
·         Angel Rivera- ’14 Hughes PG: The undersized guard is making a splash on the scene by proving that he is one of the elite passers in Ohio, which he displayed for the entirety of his team’s two games at the Hughes Holiday Classic, where they finished 2nd.
·         Ali Barnes- ’13 Lakota West PG: An All-Tournament Team performer in Lexington, Barnes averaged over 15 points as West finished 2-2, with both losses coming to Top 5 ranked teams from Kentucky.
·         Isaiah Johnson- ’13 Walnut Hills C: “Big Dog” dominated with 22 and 16 against Elder and followed it up by being a presence with 13 and 13 in the buzzer beater home win over Turpin.
·         JD Sprague- ’12 Mason PG: Sprague was the catalyst as the Comets dominated Loveland and Milford. Sprague displayed both scoring and passing abilities for an underrated Mason team.

Week 6 Power Rankings 01/01/12
Division I

1.       Withrow: The Tigers regain the top spot in the rankings after a 3-0 run in Detroit, including a win over defending state champions Kalamazoo Central.
2.       Moeller: The Crusaders made it to the finals in Florida before taking their first loss.
3.       Princeton: The Vikings were off this week.
4.       LaSalle: Lancers fan were happy with the Oak Hills rivalry win this week in their only game.
5.       Winton Woods: The Warriors are still on the rise, but only played once this week (blowout win).
6.       Middletown: A disappointing loss for the Middies to Springboro drops them down one spot.
7.       Mason: Comets are clicking on all cylinders after dominating two FAVC teams.
8.       Walnut Hills: Buzzer beater win over Turpin has the Eagles feeling the momentum.
9.       Turpin: The confident Spartans are getting better. A buzzer beater loss at Walnut doesn’t drop them far.
Turpin SG Zach McCormick drives the lane
in their thrilling buzzer beater loss at Walnut Hills
10.   Fairfield: The Indians were off this week. 

Just Missed: Lakota West, West High, Ross

Division II-IV

1.       Taft: The Senators were off this week.
2.       Summit: The Silver Knights were off this week.
3.       Aiken: The Falcons were off this week.
4.       Franklin: Matchup this week with Springboro is building hype quickly.
5.       North College Hill: Blowout loss to Dayton Thurgood Marshall doesn’t drop them far.
6.       Lockland: Panthers had the week off.
7.       Norwood: Indians were off this week.
8.       Badin: GCL-Central favorites for now with Roger Bacon struggling.
9.       Madeira: CHL favorites for now still.
10.   Indian Hill: The Braves had the week off.

Just Missed: Finneytown, Roger Bacon, Clark, Hughes

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